Ryan’s Friend Phil
Last night Ryan Adams and the Cardinals opened for Willie Nelson at Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl. As he has on occasion, Phil Lesh joined Adams on bass for his entire set, which included Dead-chestnuts (Wharf Rat, Stella Blue) and selections from Adams catalogue (including a lengthy version of his Jammy-nominated Magnolia Mountain). Adams recently produced Nelsons forthcoming album, Songbird, using the Cardinals as the country-vets backing band. Songbird, which includes a cover of Stella Blue, will hit stores October 31.
Additional reporting by Caity Feury